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  • The Power Worshippers

    Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

    For readers of Democracy in Chains and Dark Money, a revelatory investigation of the Religious Right's rise to political power.For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Right Side of History

    How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great

    by Ben Shapiro ...
    A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Human beings have never had it better than we have it now in the West. So why are we on the verge of throwing it all away?In 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California–Berkeley. Hundreds of police officers were required to protect his speech. What was so frightening about Shapiro? He came to argue that Western ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Betrayal

    The Crisis In the Catholic Church: The Findings of the Investigation That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Spotlight

    THE BOOK WHICH INSPIRED SPOTLIGHT, 2016 WINNER OF THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR AND THE BEST SCREENPLAY OSCARThis is the true story of how a small group of courageous journalists uncovered child abuse on a vast scale - and held the Catholic Church to account. Betrayal is a ground-breaking work of investigative journalism, now brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • The Righteous Mind

    Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

    'A landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself' The New York TimesWhy can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe? Why do ideas such as 'fairness' and 'freedom' mean such different things to different people? Why is it so hard to see things from another viewpoint? Why do we come to blows over politics and religion?Jonathan Haidt ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The People vs Muhammad - Psychological Analysis

    by J.K Sheindlin ...
    "Read with great interest and was very impressed by the level of research committed to the project." - Katie Hopkins Productions, Radio DJ for LBC UK"J.K Sheindlin has done something incredible!" - WND Online NewsIn 'The People vs Muhammad', #1 international bestselling author JK Sheindlin psychologically analyses the founding father of Islam, while putting him on trial for crimes against humanity ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Priestdaddy

    A Memoir

    'Priestdaddy caused a sensation when it hit bookshelves in 2017' Vogue'Glorious' Sunday Times'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Times'Extraordinary' Observer'Exceptional' Telegraph'Electric' New York Times'Snort-out-loud' Financial Times'Dazzling'</stron... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • In the Closet of the Vatican

    Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy; THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Translated by Shaun Whiteside ...
    The New York Times Bestseller'[An] earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption' - National Catholic ReporterIn the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power.The celibacy of priests, the ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Islamic Republic of Australia

    by Sami Shah ...
    From hijabs to jihad and everything in between -- Muslims down under todayWhat is Halal? A country bordering Shariahland, or a method of preparing food?Do the Five Pillars of Islam comply with modern building codes? Or are they simply a philosophy for living?And if Muslims first arrived in Australia as early as 1800, can they go back to where they came from?In this funny and informative ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Son of Hamas

    A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

    Son of Hamas is now available in softcover with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s effort to deport the author.Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • The Two Popes

    Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins

    On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered: the conservative Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely choice? Francis, the first non-European pope in 1,200 years, a one time tango club bouncer, a passionate football fan, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hitchens vs Blair

    Be it resolved religion is a force for good in the world

    Two formidable minds. One powerfully charged debate.'An intellectual faceoff.Full of sharp humour, and a little pathos.' - Guardian'A heated, stimulating and informative debate on a subject as current as it gets.' - Globe and MailOn November 26, 2010, intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens went head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Headscarves and Hymens

    Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

    by Mona Eltahawy ...
    'Shocking, heartfelt and well-researched' New Statesman'A ground-shaping book that defines the edge of so many vital contemporary debates. Hers is a voice simultaneously behind and beyond the veil' Colum McCann'A fascinating, can't-look-away, whistle-stop tour of the Middle East' Daily Telegraph'Brave and impassioned . . . A shocking book, and one that will make anyone who has seen veiling ... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Radical

    My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening

    by Maajid Nawaz ...
    Born and raised in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into politicised Islam as a teenager. Abandoning his love of hip hop music, graffiti and girls, he was recruited into Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Liberation Party) where he played a leading and international role in the shaping and dissemination of an aggressive anti-West narrative. While studying for his Arabic and law degree, he travelled around the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Summary: The End of Faith - Sam Harris

    Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

    Complete summary of Sam Harris’ book: “The End of Faith, Religion,Terror, and the Future of Reason”.<span style="mso-a... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Where China Meets India

    Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

    by Thant Myint-U ...
    China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Behind the Exclusive Brethren

    Out of nowhere in 2004, an obscure religious sect burst onto the political stage in Australia. Almost unheard of until then, the Exclusive Brethren was suddenly spending up big in election advertising in support of conservative political parties. But its members were shy to the point of paranoia about who they were — preferring, as they said, to ‘fly under the radar’. Brethren members assiduously ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • Santamaria

    A Most Unusual Man

    B.A. Santamaria was one of the most controversial Australians of our time. An ardent anti-Communist and devout Catholic, he was fiercely intelligent and a natural leader, polarising the community into loyal followers and committed opponents.In the 1940s Santamaria created the anti-Communist organisation 'The Movement'. In the 1950s he was a key figure in the tumultuous split of the Australian ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Sex And The Citadel

    A fascinating, groundbreaking book that looks at changing sexual attitudes and behaviour in the Arab world, and their part in the current popular revolts in the Middle East.In the political unrest that has recently swept across the Arab region, all eyes have been on the streets and squares erupting in protest. But for the past five years, Shereen El Feki has been looking at upheaval a little ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Blood and Oil

    Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power: 'The Explosive New Book'

    'If you've ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it's all here ... Terrifying, disturbing and ghastly' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland'Explosive' The Times'[A] Crisp page-turner of a book teeming with telling detail ... Splendid' Financial Times**'The fascinating and highly entertaining tale ... Fly-on-the-wall reporting and... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

    Farida's Story

    Our world as it once wasIn August 2014, Farida was, like any ordinary teenager, enjoying the last days of summer before her final year at school. However, her peaceful mountain village in northern Iraq was an ISIS target as their genocide against the Yazidi people began.The catastropheISIS murdered the men and boys in the village, including Farida's father and brother, and took the women hostage. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Wahhabi Code

    How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally

    by Terence Ward ...
    An Eye-Opening, Concise Look at the Source of the Current Wave of Terrorism, How it Spread, and Why the West Did NothingLifting the mask of international terrorism, Terence Ward reveals a sinister truth. Far from being “the West’s ally in the War on Terror,” Saudi Arabia is in reality the largest exporter of Wahhabism—the severe, ultra-conservative sect of Islam that is both Saudi Arabia’s ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Morality

    Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times

    We are living through a period of cultural climate change. We have outsourced morality to the markets on the one hand, and the state on the other. The markets have brought wealth to many, and the state has done much to contain the worst excesses of inequality, but neither is capable of bearing the moral weight of showing us how to live.This has had a profound impact on society and the way in which ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

    The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes ranging from love and death to sex and politics, there’s a story about a girl from Tipp being kicked out of ISIS, a van powered by Cork people’s accents and a man who drags a fridge on his ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD